DEATH OF A POOR YOUNG EWS PATIENT CALLS FOR A PROBE
23 years old EWS patient (BPL Rationacard Holder) Vikram r/o K-56, Vijay Vihar, Phase II, Delhi-85 died yesterday night in a private hospital, namely, Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, Sector 14 Extn., Madhuban Chowk, Rohini, Delhi-85 for want of a Ventilator fitted Ambulance for his transportation from Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital to Max Super Specialty Hospital, FC 50, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi-90. It appears to be a case of "System Failure" as much as the Delhi Government 's ambulance which came to Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital at 7.00 pm was of no help as the Ventilator fitted therein was non-functional and therefore, could not be put to use. At 7.45 pm, the poor patient died of cardiac arrest.
There are other factors also which require to be looked into during the probe. I expect that the High Court appointed Monitoring Committee will hold an inquiry into this matter immediately.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Member, Monitoring Committee on Free Treatment facilities in Pvt Hospitals